Originally Posted by Greg@RME
..... The KTM... holy hell, for the performance you get out of the 690, I will choose the 'high maintenance' KTM any day of the week. 315 lbs and almost 70 horsepower... if you have any doubts, you need too ride one.
On the maintenance thing... I've given my KTM-riding friend hell for the same thing... the 690 has a 5k km oil change interval and valves should be checked/adjusted at 10k km. I'll be changing the oil and checking/adjusting the valves way more often then they recommend, oil is cheap compared to a new engine!
Those things exit corner's like a trophy truck, good suspension, pretty comfy doing slab, and are capable of riding some tight stuff..
Great RR and congrat's on a great bike!